The Fairfax Police Department has partnered with a private online network called Nextdoor. Nextdoor is a free private social networking website for your neighborhood. Nextdoor makes it easy to connect with your neighbors and build stronger, safer, happier places to call home. If you are not already registered with Nextdoor we highly encourage you to do so. The Fairfax Police Department routinely posts important crime or other safety matters to keep the community informed.
The Fairfax Police Department is now utilizing Nixle to send out emergency alerts as well as general notifications messages such as road closures, police activity, and other warnings or notifications. Nixle limits the length of a message to a set number of characters (similar to Twitter posts). We will still utilize Nextdoor for longer informative messages and notifications.
Getting text messages on your cell phone is easy. Simply text your zip code, 94930, to the six digit number, 888777 to begin receiving any messages we send out. There is no need to create an account. You can customize the types of message you receive (via text or even via email) by creating an account via the Nixle web site.